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Re: help with 2.4.18 oops - sorry was 2.4.16



> 
> Very strange.  Sounds like the metadata for the journal file
> itself is wrecked.  
> 
> It's the root filesystem - the kernel mounts that itself,
> so /etc/fstab has no effect.  Look in /proc/mounts and you'll
> see that it's really mounted by ext3.
> 
> Try removing the journal altogether:
> 
> 	tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda2
> 	e2fsck -f /dev/sda2
> 
> this should convert the filesystem to ext2.  You can then boot
> with it as ext2, then run `tune2fs -J /dev/sda2' to turn it
> back to ext3.
> 


Ok thanks for that, did that and system is back all on ext3.
we'll see if this permanentely  fixes it or not.
We had a scsi controller failure so I would say that's when the journal 
got corrupted.

thanks again for your help, much appreciated.

Martial







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